2021 John Monash Foundation Public Lecture, hosted by the University of Melbourne
Following the discussions of our 2019 Symposium, our Public Lecture will demonstrate the positive results that can arise from interdisciplinarity and creative thinking in response to change. Never before have Change, Adaptation and Sustainability been more important in exploring solutions to challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic is but one example.
Date: Monday October 4th
Lecture: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Access: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance to this event has been limited, however we encourage you to listen and participate live via Zoom!
The future isn’t abstract – it starts from the decisions we make right now.
Following the discussions of our 2019 Symposium, our Public Lecture will demonstrate the positive results that can arise from interdisciplinarity and creative thinking in response to change. Never before have Change, Adaptation and Sustainability been more important in exploring solutions to challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic is but one example.The General Sir John Monash Foundation is pleased to announce our 2021 Public Lecture will be hosted by Professor Duncan Maskell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and our lecture will be facilitated by former Judge Frances Millane.
Meet our Panel
Amy is a Human Scientist and Social Researcher who works at the intersections of technology and humanity, taking action on collaboration and well-being. She is a Research Fellow at the 3A Institute, also known as Australia National University’s School of Cybernetics. Her work in cybernetics offers us a way to transcend boundaries to ensure that humans, technology, and our physical environment advance together in harmony. Amy is also a Research Affiliate with the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and has experience working within private and government sectors. Learn more about Amy.
Brighid is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. She is an urban planner with specialist knowledge in land economics and governance. Passionate about inclusive and equitable cities, she works to shed light on the need for diversity in decision making and how this can reframe the way we see, and shape, our cities. Brighid recently co-founded Australian Planners Declare, a climate and biodiversity crisis declaration network for Australian urban planners to help advocate for, and shape planning policy and regulation. Learn more about Brighid.
Davis is Head of the Bioinformatics and Cellular Genomics group at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on two major areas: 1) developing statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of biological data and implementing them into software, and 2) applying such methods to analyse and interpret the biological data to answer experimentally-driven questions. His interests lie in developing statistical and machine learning methods and software for the analysis of high-dimensional biomedical datasets to drive discoveries. In Melbourne, Davis is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow and leads a sizeable cross-disciplinary team focused on single-cell genomics and deep learning for biomedical image analysis. Learn more about Davis.
Joe is an Origami Engineer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland. He is also the founder of the ‘Folded Structures Lab’ research group which is funded by $1.2 million in research and industry grants. The Lab’s research involves using origami design techniques and folding patterns to transform sheet materials that provide energy-absorbing barries for use in building and transport industries. Joe is also a member of the Australian Research Council Future Timber Hub and provides them with expertise for digital design and manufacturing for innovative structures and systems. Learn more about Joe.